The Florida Museum of Natural History ichthyological collection was ranked as the tenth most important fish specimen resource in North America and the second-highest ranking National Center by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.
Although holdings are global in scope, its strengths are Atlantic (including Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico) nearshore, continental shelf and deepwater marine fishes; western Atlantic reef fishes; North American, neotropical and Antillean freshwater fishes; and elasmobranchs (sharks, skates and rays).Search the Fish Collection
Fish Research at the Florida Museum
Learn about fishes, sharks, sawfish, skates and rays. Want to find out more about a particular fish? Consult our species profiles, Atlantic shark ID key, Florida freshwater fish ID key or search the collection database.Browse All Fish Species Profiles
Sharks & Sawfish
The Florida Program for Shark Research (FPSR) is involved in promoting shark conservation and many areas of shark research, including shark biology, ecology, and behavior. The FPSR monitors shark attacks through the International Shark Attack File. In addition, the FSPR focuses on the study and conservation of smalltooth sawfish and maintains the International Sawfish Encounter Database.